6 Things to do for a successful 2019

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Happy Monday beauties,

Often, we all need a little bit of inspiration here and there; and today, I feel that I should share with you these 6 things that, I believe if you follow will help you achieve your goals this year.

 

1 – Meditate and Pray

Daily meditations, affirmations, and prayers are a life-changer, whether you believe in God, the universe, or the source.

2- Set Realistic Goals

 New year resolutions are quite frankly becoming “old things”. Why? Well, because, for whatever reasons, they’re hard to stick to. “The new year, new me” phrase has gotten so much cliche, but I believe that as long as you set realistic and measurable goals, you should be able to work towards them and make things happen. – Read the post “Goals vs Commitments” HERE for more insights on the subject.

3- Choose A Word Of The Year.

If you don’t know, this is being the new “it” thing most “goals diggers” are leaning towards these days. As mentioned earlier, new year’s resolutions can be complex things to do. Not that people can’t and don’t stick to them. It’s statistically proven that less than 22% of ‘new-year-resolutioners’ actually keep up with and meet their goals! If you do, Bravo! More power to you and keep up with the great work! However, choosing a word for the year gives you more chance to be focused on that very word which, in many ways, will ultimately help in staying focused in achieving your goals. – Need more insights on this subject? This article may help.

4- Be consistent

Consistency is key in everything we do. You can’t achieve anything if you are not consistent in what needs to be done to get there. This is something dear and near to my heart that I’m working on everyday.

Being consistent with the little things as reading my devotional everyday, for example or being consistent with my blog is critical for me to get to where I want to be. When you want great results, you’ve got to keep doing what needs to be done – Like they say, content is king, but consistency is queen !

5- Get inspired.

It’s a great and smart thing to look for inspiration in others, but learn to remain true to yourself. Trying to be someone you’re not and copying their every little moves will not do you any good. The only thing it would is keep you from being or becoming who you’re truly destined to be.
You can find inspiration in people, books, social media, TV shows, art… pretty much almost everywhere as long you keep your eyes and mind open for those bits and pieces, but make it your own. Add that touch of YOU! Authenticity is a quality that is not only easily recognized and applauded, but it will take you a long way.

6- Have faith and believe in yourself!

 Have faith in God or whatever higher power you believe in and believe that you can do great things. If you don’t believe in yourself, (no one else will and) you can’t accomplish anything! An undeniable key to success is believing in one self.

Not everyone is highly talented and too smart (sorry, but it’s the truth), but anyone that believe in their ability to work hard, practice, and make things happen and succeed, in fact, will succeed even when they’re not talented! – BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE!

Bonus

Read more, learn new things, do more of what you love, travel when you can, have meaningful conversations. Life is too short and too precious to be wasted on things that take you nowhere. This year, try to invest your time in doing things that will help you be the best version of yourself.  (See more about reading here! )

Thank you for reading and make it a great week.

Love & Light,

Edwige

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Goals Vs Commitments

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TGIF everyone,

Only four days into the new year, and I can feel around me all the vibes and energies everyone is putting toward making 2019 an epic year. It really feels refreshing to see how mindsets are been shifted, and people are claiming more of what they believe they deserve. You have to believe it to achieve it, guys. Let’s keep this momentum and, together, we will thrive.

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New Year’s Resolution.

By the way, how are you doing with your new year ‘s resolutions so far? The word on the street is that people are not really obsessed with new year’s resolutions as they used to be back in the days. In fact, I have written about this just a couple years ago and I have also shared with you what I have been doing instead. Who remembers anything from a couple months ago, let alone a couple years ago…? 😀 Don’t sweat it, refresh your memory HERE !

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The Word Of The Year

However, if you’re still fond of new year’s resolutions and it’s been working great for you, stick with it, darling. We do what works best for us, right!? 😉 Anyway, for the sake of trying something new, go on and read about choosing a Word Of The Year.

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Something to consider

Choosing a word of the year has been working well for me, but I have read about something that has sparked my interest and gives another perspective on goals and, I wanted to share that with you. – By the way, I shared this with my newsletter friends and I received some great feedback. They love the idea and appreciated me sharing it with them. If you are not on my e-mail list, I suggest you sign up now. I promise that I will never spam you. In fact I must say, once you’re on that list, you may regret not being on it sooner! 🙂 –

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Anyways, back to the new perspective on having goals. It’s good to have goals, but we fail to realize that what truly lies between your goal and actually achieving it, is commitment!

Goals Vs Commitments


The difference between goals and commitments is that a goal is something you want to achieve (your desire), such as running a marathon for instance. On the other hand, a commitment is a rhythm of life that puts you in a place to get there. In this case, running four miles five days a week to prepare for the marathon.

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Do you see what’s going on here? We all want to achieve our goals, but not everyone is consciously committed to put the work in!
In my book, goals are widely overrated and commitments are majorly underrated!

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Whether you chose to stick with new year’s resolutions or choosing a word of the year or having a bucket list, or just having rules of life, there’s no right or wrong to this. Just remember that you need to commit yourself to taking daily, weekly, or monthly actions that will lead to achieving your yearly or life goals.

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Goals are the desired end result, but only commitment to a working process gets you there

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Thank you for reading.

Love & Light,

Edwige

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Good Vibes Tribe!

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Happy Friday lovelies,

I hope you had a great celebration with loved ones; that’s if you celebrate Christmas. I had an awesome time and I’m trying to get back in the swing of things. 🙂 The countdown to the New Year has begun, and I’m sure you’re already reflecting on your New Year’s resolutions.

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Do you have a tribe?

Speaking of new year’s resolutions, if there’s anything every person needs in their corner, it’s a tribe that supports them, prays for them, encourages them, inspires them, motivates them, celebrates them… A tribe that is present in good or bad and makes sure that you’re alright! And my friend, if you happen to have such a tribe in your corner, cherish them, love them and make sure you tell them how much you appreciate having them in your life!

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My Amazing Tribe!

I have some amazing people in my life that I consider my tribe; and I expect nothing but good vibes from them! As small as my tribe is, I’m grateful for their love, support, and just their kind words of appreciation and encouragement. They inspire me every day, and motivate me to be the best that I can be! And for me, it goes both ways. I cherish and love my tribe and always send good vibes their way. In 2019, I plan to connect even more with my people. Whether it’s in real life or virtually, I want to make sure we all feel this strong connection and that we all serve the good purpose of encouraging, inspiring, motivating, and helping each other one way or the other.

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THANK YOU!

That been said, if you consider yourself being part of my Good Vibes Tribe, first of all, THANK YOU dearly! I mean it, and I hope you will continue to be part of this amazing tribe of mine! 2019 has great things in store for us; and I’m excited to experience this journey, with you in my corner. I have great things planned, and I hope we can all come together for the changes we want for ourselves and for the world.

Aspire to Inspire!

I’m just another woman trying to inspire the next woman (or man) to live the life they dream of and to do all things with love, passion, style, and grace. Know that I’m here for you! You can reach out to me, connect with me… I promise to reach back out… and I hope you won’t be a stranger.

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Thank you so much for reading and let’s all finish the year strong!

Happy Holidays!

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Girl Boss & Future Girl Boss

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Happy New Week and Happy New Month (girl) bosses!

The holiday is in full swing and Christmas is in just a few weeks! Can you believe that!? December may be the last month of the year, but we hope that it’s the best one! If there’s any 2018 goal you haven’t met yet on your list, just remember that the year isn’t just over yet; and muster up the courage to finish strong, just like the boss of the girl boss you are.

Speaking of Girl boss, I was delighted to partake in this photo shoot with my mini-me for a “mother-daughter” look in our organic cotton shirts courtesy of @augustmamas. It’s amazing that women are  working hard and crushing goals, like the girls bosses that we are and deserve to be; but what’s even better than that? If you ask me, I would say raising future girl bosses! They are the future, and teaching them to be the best version of themselves, and setting ambitious and “ridiculous” goals starts today! And guess what? It starts with you! This being said, let’s keep those little ones close by; let them see you grinding… most importantly, let them see your positive energy when you do so and let them see you fully enjoy the fruit of that hard work! Be The Role Model! Be The Blueprint!

Here’s to all the girl bosses out there grinding hard, keeping the faith, and staying the course!

To raising future girl bosses! Cheers!

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As always, thank you for viewing and have a wonderful day! 

Love + Light, 

Edwige 

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What I’m grateful for… Shift your perspectives.

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Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

With a heart full of gratitude, I want to make a quick stop here not only to wish you a happy thanksgiving and to thank you for being part of my journey and for continually supporting me, but to also share some wise words of gratitude with you. Even though life can get really crazy and overwhelming at times with all of our different issues – issues which make it hard to remain grateful at all times, I realize that shifting our perspectives to see the good in everything is the key to true happiness. 

Today, as you celebrate with loved ones, I want you to shift your perspective and turn your complaints into gratitude; and here’s an article I previously shared that never gets old.

So what am I grateful for? 

I’m grateful for… 

1- Early wake-ups = Children to love

2- House to clean = Safe place to live

3- Laundry = Clothes to wear 

4- Dishes to wash = Food to eat 

5- Crumbs under the diner table = Family meals 

6- Grocery shopping = Money to put food on the table

7- Toilets to clean = Indoor plumbing

8- Lots of noise = People in my life

9- Endless questions about homework = Kids’ brains growing

10- Sore and tired in bed = I’m still alive!

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What are you grateful for?  

I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

Love & Blessings, 

Edwige.

 

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